No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee 2 – Round Five

It’s been a while since I had a NGAQB2 project to show you, but today is that day! This quilt belongs to Nicholas Quilts From the Attic Ball who is an improv master. I’m the last to contribute to this quilt, and I hope I’ve done it justice to all the genius work the other guys have created along the way. It’s bold, bright, full of light and shade, and has about a billion and one tiny details to explore throughout the quilt. It’s what we call a stunner!

The quilt arrived to me from John QuiltDad Adams, already in a near state of completion. I knew I didn’t want to add too much size to the quilt or it would be draping the floor of Nicholas’s boudoir! I started with the skinny border in Essex Metallic in Silver to try and create a clean break, and a moment of sparkly breath. Then since each previous border was constructed with Nicholas’s improv style in mind, I continued those delectable stylings. I poured out all of my pink, red-violet, and violet scraps, and began to create scrappy, fabric slabs. I then trimmed them to equal sizes to create what now appears to be a hot pink border! (Hot and pink, two of my fave things!)

Since there’s some Essex Yarn-Dyed in Charcoal near the center of the quilt, I thought I’d reference that by using the very similarly toned Essex Yarn-Dyed Metallic in Black. I mean, they don’t call me Molli Sparkles for nothin’! It really does have this glistening sparkle when caught in the right light, but doesn’t come off as tacky. Errr, I hope not! I made sure to do a stitched victory lap around the quilt to keep any wayward threads in place.

Now, since it’s being shipped back to Nicholas, I no longer have any say, but personally, I’d bind this beauty in a teal or teal and yellow combination fabric to really pull it all together. It has been extremely wonderful to be part of such an amazing group of quilt makers, and the production of such astounding quilts!

7 Responses

  1. My thought for the binding, that really dark burgundy purple, as a tiny flange, and teal multi coloured as the other part of the binding. it would show that beautiful grey off so well. IMHO, only. Sparkly, bright and truly beautiful, that isn’t the right word, amazing or outstanding or beautiluscious.!!!

  2. Serena @ Sewgiving says:

    This has turned out to be one epic quilt – I love your sparkling additions 🙂

  3. Ben says:

    Wow. Great team effort.

  4. Linda says:

    This is just fabulous!!!

  5. Essex linen metallic is not in your face sparkly but a delightful treat. I love your idea of puling the teal back out with the binding. I look forward to seeing how your quilt has taken shape!

  6. Laurelle says:

    OMG this quilt is f***ing beautiful. I friggin love it. I have not read blogs in weeks. Bad me! Glad I saw this. Gorgeous. X

  7. Tish says:

    I love when a bee quilt all comes together and this one sure did! Every round plays together so nicely and is so cohesive, I wouldn’t have guessed multiple quilters worked on it separately. Participating in a challenge such as this one is a leap of faith and I think all of you absolutely nailed it.

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